I'm learning how to read a pattern and actually having the stitches count i(No pun intended!!) And actually make a long straight piece of yarn become a work of art. I learned how to crochet from my grandma by watching her. My sister in law was teaching me how to combine reading a pattern and crochet together. She noticed I was crocheting in a different style but still accomplishing the same task. We figured it out. I crochet right handed but as a left handed person. I sat in front of my grandma not to the side.
I thought I would share that as I am sure many of us have actually learned that way.
I've made many afgahns and scarves now I'm learning how to make butterflies, doilies and snowflakes.